Welcome to CutTime Productions –
the art of inspiring the whole community!

CutTime® redefines classical music with personality and rhythm, to introduce this music  to the casual & curious masses in restaurants & clubs, homes & offices, churches & schools. With two ensembles of 4-8 musicians,  plus the  Classical Revolution Detroit series, we reset our musical sport for new listeners, batting from a deep bench of lively symphonic hits and funky-sexy new works. Informative, relaxed & passionate, both concerts & casual reading events are hosted by bassist-composer Rick Robinson (Mr. CutTime), a veteran of the major-league Detroit Symphony Orchestra. By building a hard-hitting national team for the classical arts, ready with context, dancers, amplification, visuals & participation, CutTime means it’s time to cut classical loose for new audiences!

Detroit Free Press Music Critic Mark Stryker wrote, “Robinson has been an innovative force in bringing chamber ensembles into nontraditional venues and classrooms, mixing it up with a variety of creative repertoire and generally proving that classical music belongs not on the fringes of contemporary culture but at the heart of everyday life”.

CutTime won a major grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, part of its Knight Arts Challenge, as well as the Kresge Foundation to share the symphony across Detroit with the ongoing Classical Revolution Detroit (club classical) series.


See the CutTime difference on WDIV-TV!